Local recruitment: Water Policy Analyst

British Columbia Public Service

British Columbia, Canada 🇨🇦

Posting Title: ADMN O 24R – Water Policy Analyst

Position Classification: Administrative Officer R24

Union: GEU


100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 CA
Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA
Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 CA
Fort St John, BC V1J6M7 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Kelowna, BC V1Z 2S9 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 CA
Nelson, BC V1L 6K1 CA
Penticton, BC V2A 8X1 CA
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Quesnel, BC V2J 6W6 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA
Terrace, BC V8G 1W2 CA
Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA
Vernon, BC V1T 9V2 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA

Salary Range: $69,185.43 – $78,814.47 annually

Close Date: 3/12/2023

Job Type: Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date:

Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Water,Land,ResourceStewardship

Ministry Branch / Division: Water, Fisheries and Coastal Policy, Water Protection and Sustainability Branch

Job Summary

Water Policy Analyst
Administrative Officer 24

Bring your policy, legislation and planning knowledge to this exciting role shaping BC’s water policy

The Water Protection and Sustainability Branch leads water and watershed-related strategic planning, policy, legislation, and science for B.C.  The branch supports the regional implementation of this work across the Natural Resource Sector and with health agencies.  The branch operates at a fast pace, on a broad range of issues and initiatives, and in a highly collaborative setting.  Our work is founded on Indigenous reconciliation principles and commitments and we build on a range of partnerships with Indigenous groups, provincial agencies, other levels of government, stakeholders, and other watershed based organizations.  

The current work of the Branch includes development of a provincial Watershed Security Strategy and Fund, policy support for the water related legislation, support to treaty and other Indigenous processes, collaboration with Indigenous groups on watershed planning and governance, development of a Source to Tap Drinking Water Protection Strategy, development of water quality guidelines and objectives, and the science to support these initiatives. 

The Water Policy Analyst contributes to and supports the development and implementation of provincial water and natural resource sector strategies, new governance models, policy, procedures, legislation, planning frameworks and non-regulatory and outreach tools to deliver on government priorities and to help achieve BC’s social, economic and environmental outcomes.  The Analyst will draw on skills and abilities such as research and writing, analysis, evaluation, stakeholder and First Nations relations, public outreach and communications and policy development.  

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources management, Environment, Sustainability, Public Administration, Public Policy, Law, Business Administration or other related field.


  • Experience in a public sector or similar regulatory environment, developing, or assisting in the development of strategic, technical, regulatory, operational or program-related policy.
  • Experience working with teams focused on policy development or dealing with policy-related issues.
  • Experience managing projects and/or project components.
  • Experience gathering, synthesizing, analyzing, and evaluating research, data or other information.
  • Experience building and maintaining collaborative working relationships with colleagues, external stakeholders and/or other levels of government, including First Nations.
  • Experience preparing a variety of detailed and complex documentation (e.g., policy drafts, reports, statistical or financial analyses, briefing materials, etc.).

Willingness Statements:

  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • Successful candidate will be expected to report to a NRS government office point of assembly regularly, as deemed necessary by the employer.
  • A valid full BC driver’s licence (minimum class 5), or an equivalent class driver’s licence from another province or jurisdiction is preferred.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Lana.Miller@gov.bc.ca

About this Position:
We offer flexible work arrangements, including the opportunity to volunteer to telework (with conditions) as set out in applicable employer policies. The locations listed above are to assist applicants in searching for this opportunity. This position may be performed in other approved locations within the province of BC. For specific information about a location, applicants should contact the hiring manager.
An eligibility list for future temporary and/or permanent vacancies may be established.

Working for the BC Public Service:
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, MĂ©tis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca or 778-405-3452.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – You will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and how you obtained your relevant experience. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
 A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

The BC Public Service COVID-19 Vaccination Policy defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19.  Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required.  It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category: Administrative Services, Natural Resource Sector

Additional Information:  Job Profile_ADMN O 24_Water Policy Analyst





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